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Memoirs of a Jamaica Media - Man
Carey Robinson
Biographies & Memoirs
Memoirs of a Jamaica Media - Man
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Memoirs of a Jamaican Media-Man takes us on an epic journey through the life of Carey Robinson, one of Jamaica’s most accomplished media personalities. Robinson’s career in journalism started at the old Gleaner office on Harbour Street, where he was employed as a reporter and sub-editor. He was later recruited by Evon Blake who ran and operated Spotlight News Magazine. He left and went on to work at the only radio station in Jamaica at the time, Radio Jamaica Radio (RJR). He built an impressive career at RJR by writing scripts, announcing and hosting shows. After leaving RJR he joined the recently established Government Relations Office. During this time, the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) was being established. Robinson was then appointed to act as head of the Government Relations Office. The name was later changed to the Jamaica Information Service.

JBC TV was introduced to Jamaica in 1963 and Robinson set up the JIS TV section. Shortly after, the famous JBC strike took place. By this time, Robinson had been confirmed as head of the JIS. During his tenure at JIS, he produced a massive collection of plays and eventually, wrote and produced “Time of Fury”, the first film that was made in Jamaica by Jamaicans.

In 1970, he reluctantly accepted the post of General Manager of JBC at a time when the organization was almost at the point of collapse. In 1972, Hugh Shearer lost the elections and Michael Manley came to power. JBC was one of the spoils of victory, and Robinson left the organization shortly after.

Jamaica had become a politically divided country.

Cover Page
Title Page
Copyright Page
Growing Up
The Land of Razz-Ma-Tazz
The Hungry Student
Graduating and Going Home
Mocho and Busta
Getting A Job
The Editorial Crew
Junior Journalist
Hellshire and the Jamboree
Evon Blake and Michael Manley
The Glamorous (Vanished) World of Radio
The RJR Strike
RJR’s Lively “Live” Programmes
Talent Parade
The Green Austin
Top Talent
Government Public Relations Office
Putting Things Together
The Federation & JBC
The Government Broadcasting Service (GBS)
The Wreck of the Federation
Political Change
Camelot & JIS
Magnificent JIS-TV
Work Is Life
The JBC Strike
Falling Down and Getting Up
Digging for History
Time of Fury
The Premiere of “Fury”
The Queen’s Visit
Emperor Haile Selassie’s Visit
The Fractured Giant
Busta Steps Down
A Distressing Moment
Norman Manley Goes Away
The Hatchet Man Appears
In the Belly of the Whale
General Elections
Outer Space
Publisher’s Notes
Back Cover
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